Swing Anna Chip trots to Scioto victory
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Swing Anna Chip, a daughter of Hambletonian winner Chip Chip Hooray, circled her rivals in the far turn to win the Thursday night feature at Scioto Downs in 1:59.1.
Driver David Meyers let the filly dawdle at the back of the pack through a fast front half in :57.3, but when the pace began to tell on the leaders, Myers moved his filly three wide with a strong brush and she cruised to a 3 1/2-length victory.
Sent off by bettors as the 2-1 favorite, Swing Anna Chip paid $6.20 to win.
It was the first win of the season in five tries in 2008 for Swing Anna Chip, who is owned by Lmn Brd Stables of Mt. Sterling, Ohio. She is trained by Michell Nault who operates Lmn Bred with Laura Nault.
Hope\'s Cavecricket came from well back to grab second money while pacesetting Friday Nite Dinky, a 44-1 shot in the betting, held on for third.
Last year Swing Anna Chip compiled an 8-5-4 slate in 20 starts and $24,733. She is the second foal of the Striking Sahbra mare Swing Anna Miss 2, 2:00.1h ($133,729). (Scioto Downs)